The Problem Of Mammograms

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What if the proper age to get mammograms would rise to the age of 50 instead of 40? According to Ph.D. Diana Zuckerman and Ph.D. Anna E. Mazzucco, this is what the “U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends” on doing (Zuckerman, Mazzucco 1). This is a big change in women, since now they may feel more comfortable with the idea of getting mammograms done, but at a later age. Mammograms have been used for a while now and they have proven to increase the chances of women’s lives by detecting abnormalities in the breasts of women. People might argue that mammograms are not effective because they can give “false-positive mammograms” according to Dr. Mercola, but they are effective since they increase the chances of women’s lives (Mercola 4). …show more content…
One example of why they might say that my solution will not work according to Dr. Mercola is that, women will not attend the events or that the “number of women who get mammograms will not change” (Mercola 2). This might be a possibility, but ultimately I believe we should establish this solution because there has not been a foundation or organization that has informed women in getting their mammograms. Although the Pink Ribbon Organization raises some awareness it does not fully accomplish it like my proposed solution will. I believe that a good way to accomplish the proposed solution is to start informing women about mammograms and motivating them to get them. A good way to do this is with pamphlets, billboards, newspapers, and advertisements. If women need to start having their mammograms done at age 50 it is a good idea for them to be well informed about breast cancer and why it is good to have …show more content…
According to Dr. Manny Alvarez, “New Jersey joined with 14 other states to enact a law” on how the results of mammograms should be presented (Alvarez 2). The law says that the results should include a “disclaimer that they may have dense breast tissue” that way women can contact their doctor (Alvarez 2). The disadvantage of this solution can cause disagreements between women and the medical professionals. It can also bring insecurities among women and mammograms and as a result the number of women who get mammograms may decrease drastically. My solution is better because it will reach out to women and will bring consideration in women. Women will have the opportunity to get informed and get prepared that way they can gain the confidence they need. This will likely result in a higher number in mammograms and a decrease in breast

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